2013 Gator Bowl Odds & Spread: Mississippi State vs. Northwestern Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Tuesday, 01 January 2013 07:00
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Gator Bowl Odds

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JACKSONVILLE, FL (The Spread) – The Big Ten and SEC meet up three times on Tuesday, the first being in the Gator Bowl with Mississippi State taking on Northwestern at Noon ET from EverBank Field.

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Northwestern is 9-3 on the season and 11-1 against the spread while Mississippi State is 8-4 overall and 6-6 against the spread. Both teams have hit the under in 6 of their 11 lined games. These two have no recent meetings.

Trends show that Northwestern is 7-1 against the spread in their last 8 games following a win and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 non-conference games. Mississippi State is 2-5 against the spread in their last 7 non-conference games.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Northwestern is the slight favorite in this game, as the Wildcats have odds of -1 points against Mississippi State. The over/under total has been set at 52 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this bowl game actually had Mississippi State favored by 2 points. The Bulldogs were favored by as much as 2.5 before the spread moved toward Northwestern. The Wildcats were favored by as much as 1.5 points before closing as a 1-point favorite.

Northwestern is coming off a 50-14 win against Illinois to end the regular season. The Wildcats won their final two of games of season to get to 5-3 in Big Ten play. Their three losses this season came by a combined 19 points. Northwestern is averaging 31.5 points per game on offense while the defense is giving up just 22.8 points per contest. The team is being led by running back Venric Mark, who has rushed for 1,310 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season.

Mississippi State struggled down the stretch this year. The Bulldogs ended the season with a 41-24 loss to Ole Miss, and also lost four of their last five games to end SEC play at 4-4. All four of those loses came by at least 17 points. Mississippi State is averaging 30.3 points per game this season while the defense is allowing just 22.4 points per contest. Quarterback Tyler Russell has led this team, as he has thrown for 2,791 yards and 22 touchdowns.

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In terms of Injuries, Northwestern safety Hunter Bates is doubtful with an undisclosed injury while Mississippi State has no new injuries to report.

The Public Bets for this bowl game are backing Northwestern. The Wildcats are getting 66% of the wagers with odds of -1 point against Mississippi State on Tuesday.

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